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This Library guide will help staff and students at TAFE NSW Riverina to work their way through the research process
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Information skills @ your Library

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100% Information Literacy Success - Gwenn Wilson
Call Number: 028.7/WILS
ISBN: 9781285430041
Publication Date: 2014

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A Guide to Teaching Infomation Literacy - Helen Conroy; Jo Webb; Chris Powis; Helen Blanchett
Call Number: 025.524/BLAN
ISBN: 9781856046596
Publication Date: 2010

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Information Now - Matt Upson; C. Michael Hall; Kevin Cannon
Call Number: 025.524/UPSO
ISBN: 9780226095691
Publication Date: 2015

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Introduction to Information Literacy for Students - Michael C. Alewine; Mark Canada
Call Number: 028.7/ALEW
ISBN: 9781119054757
Publication Date: 2017

Online research skills
Call Number: Clickview - streaming video
Publication Date: 2014


Welcome to Information Skills

Welcome to the Information Skills - Research help LibGuide.

Library staff can help you to improve your information skills, helping you to find the information you need more effectively. Use this guide to get started with researching.


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All about information

How do you go about finding the information you need? How do you know it is accurate or correct?


There are a number of aspects that you can look at when you are evaluating an information source:


  • Reliability - can it be supported by other sources?


  • Authority – who are the author/s of the work and what is their background?


  • Objectivity – who is the intended audience and are there any obvious bias shown by the author/s? 


  • Currency – in the case of the internet, when was the page last updated? Is it the most recent information available on your topic?

Types of information

Types of information

Information can be obtained from a variety of sources. Each type has advantages and disadvantages. You need to assess them against the above aspects to ensure you have the right information you need.


eBooks - available 24/7 @ your Library

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Finding reliable information online - Stebbins, Leslie F.
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781442253940
Publication Date: 2015

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Take Note! Taking and Organizing Notes - Ellen Range
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781631378287
Publication Date: 2014

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Find It Fast - Robert Berkman
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9781937290092
Publication Date: 2016


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